Dokpesi Released After London Airport ‘Incident’

Dokpesi is in London with Peoples Democratic Party's presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

A file photo of the founder of Daar Communications, Raymond Dokpesi


The founder of DAAR Communications Plc Raymond Dokpesi has been released after his reported arrest at the London Heathrow Airport on Sunday.

The management of the company, in a statement on Monday, dismissed the occurrence as an “incident” and said its founder had been released.

The media entrepreneur had arrived via Frankfurt from Abuja on a Lufthansa airlines flight when he was invited off the plane before other passengers disembarked, the management said.

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“Dokpesi was delayed at the airport for some hours before his passport was stamped and he was cleared by British Immigration officials for entry into the country.

“His visit to the United Kingdom is not unconnected to the invitation of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar by the British government to share perspectives on issues around the 2023 presidential elections.

“The media founder is the Deputy Director-General, Technical & Systems of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council. Chief Dokpesi wishes to thank all for their outpour of love, prayers and support following the news of the incident and to reassure that he is hale and hearty,” the statement read.